Columbus Day

An undated painting shows Christopher Columbus arriving at one of the Caribbean islands on his voyage of discovery from the Naval Museum in Madrid, 19 May 2006. (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)

Columbus Day Creates Controversy for Some American Cities

Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1937, but some cities are choosing not to honor the famous explorer that sailed the ocean blue.


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Metro to Open Early Sunday for Army Ten-Miler

Metro trains will start running two hours early on Sunday to help runners traveling to the Army Ten-Miler.


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Some DC Services To Be Suspended for Holiday

Some city services will be suspended in Washington in observance of Columbus Day. The holiday may also serve as a preview of what’s to come if the federal government shutdown continues.


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Metro Track Work to Cause Delays on 2 Lines This Weekend

Metro says weekend work will affect the Red and Orange Lines starting Friday night and continuing through Sunday.


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Select D.C. Bars Take a Shot at 24-Hour Service for Columbus Day

Columbus Day is a cause for extended celebration with excessive amounts of alcohol, at least for a select few D.C. bars this weekend.